Leaders Made Here

Forming the next generation of leaders for a lifetime of ministry.

God has called you to ministry and we want to help equip you.

Our Leadership Development Program wants to make and keep the promise "leaders made here." We want to form and prepare you for leadership in the church. We'll walk alongside you to help you discover the type of leader God has made you to be and invest in you to become that leader.

We do this by

  • deepening your understanding of core leadership competencies.
  • forming and equipping you with the necessary skills to lead.
  • giving you valuable ministry experiences and leadership opportunities.

We have opportunities for two types of emerging leaders.


The Intern program is a one-year opportunity to gain vocational discernment, ministry experience, and core competencies and skills for ministry in the local church. While interns work within a specific ministry environment, interns also participate in shared experiences alongside other IBC interns in a cohort model. Our intern program is great for those new to seminary.

Our goal is that interns will develop a clearer understanding of God’s calling for their life, gain valuable ministry experience, and feel equipped to take their next steps.

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Pastoral Residents

The Residency is a 22-month leadership development program for emerging leaders who are already called to vocational ministry and want to further grow their talent and skills through participating in hands-on leadership experiences and learning environments. Residents have leadership opportunities in a primary ministry environment but also gain exposure to all areas of church ministry and leadership. Our pastoral residency program is perfect for that 3rd or 4th years seminary student close to graduation.

Our goal is for residents to be prepared for pastoral leadership in the local church.

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Grow in Leadership

Be formed as a leader.

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